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Packing Guide

We have developed a comprehensive Great American Packing Guide to make your packing process
run smoothly.
  • Label all boxes clearly and develop a simple system that allows your movers to know which box belongs in which room
  • Do not mix delicate items with non-delicate items.
  • Try to use boxes specifically designed for moving, rather than finding makeshift boxes
  • Do not separate items that belong together. It can be a painful process trying to locate screws and other small parts
  • Wrap delicate items such as china and glassware in clean paper. Use newspaper only for extra padding as the ink can ruin the items.
  • After you have packed your delicates in a sturdy box, any empty spaces should be filled with extra paper to prevent items from moving around
  • Make sure you label the boxes DELICATE or GLASS so movers will take extra care with them
Major Appliances:
  • Washing Machine - stuff towels inside the tub to prevent it from rotating during the move
  • Freezer/Refrigerator - defrost and dry the interior, make sure the refrigerator stands upright for 24 hours before plugging it in
Large items:
  • Cover edges (such as table corners) with a rag and a rubber band. This will prevent them from damaging other items during the move
  • Keep heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on top
Radios, computers and Tvs:
  • These items should be boxed upright and padded on every side
  • Extra bubble wrap should be applied to tv screens and computer monitors
  • Wind electrical cords, fastening them so they do not dangle
Bedding and Clothes:
  • These travel best in wardrobe boxes or suitcases
Dressers, Cabinets and Drawers
  • Secure all drawers with blankets and padding before tying them with rope (tape can ruin the finish)
  • Do not overload the drawers with heavy items
Please call us today to 866-324-7920
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